Emma Watson a huge fan of yoga and meditation

EMMA Watson is training to become a yoga instructor.

You may not see them, but orcas visit Northern Rivers coast

A file photo of a killer whale near Fraser Island in July 2013.

Killer whales are more common on North Coast than many might think

Gwen’s 1000-marriage milestone

SPECIAL SERVICES: Civil celebrant Gwen Simpson has married more than 1000 couples.

Celebrant Gwen Simpson celebrates 1000-marriage milestone

Mum shows obese Toowoomba how to lose weight

Sally Yin feels great after losing more than 20kg in weight.

Sally has lost 22kg and is healthier than she has ever been

4 trees that gamed biology (and their tiny, tiny seeds)

Sequoia National Park - General Sherman Tree - Panorama By World Wide Gifts [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

You might look at seeds differently after reading this

Audi RS3 Sportback road test

CAPABLE AND QUICK: Audi has launched the most powerful compact hot hatch in Australia, the RS3 Sportback.

Audi unleashes a worthy challenger to Merc's AMG A45

Rett syndrome mums speak out for trio of 'silent angels'

SILENT ANGELS: Patti Knight and Indeanna Mackay, Carissa Patterson and Indiana Binnie, and Beth and Jade Hawes at Currimundi Special School.

Those with Rett have trouble walking, speaking and motor control

Spring the best season to try a new hair style

HAIR TODAY: Erin Flemming, who is rocking a lovely pastel purple shade, thinks spring is the best time to shake things up if you want a new hair style.

Felling a bit flat and need a new hair style?

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Craft beers are brewing for city’s latest festival

THREE of the city’s most popular pubs have brewed up an exciting event for Toowoomba beer lovers.

RECIPE: Vibrant variety with Mexican mix

Mexican chicken.

Fresh, vibrant ingredients to make Mexican chicken with bean salad

Tourism Noosa to decide on food and wine festival funding

Brianna Rule and Lisa Smitheram in Noosa Heads for the 2015 Noosa International Food and Wine Festival. Photo: John McCutcheon / Sunshine Coast Daily

Funding body to decide who will run iconic Noosa festival

VIDEO: ‘Paleo diet changed my life’

LIFE CHANGING: The paleo diet has saved Gladstone born mum Jocelyn Walker from a life of taking handfuls of medication every day. Photo Mike Richards / The Observer

‘Paleo diet changed my life’

Easy-to-make meals for school holiday time

FRUIT AND VEG: Danni Line will opt for fresh fruit and veg over fruit juice and muesli bars.

Seasonal fruit the best snack alternative

My shout: Tui pale ale misses the mark

Review: East India Pale Ale from the Tui Brewery

Five parts of Malaysia travellers can't ignore

ONE of South-East Asia’s favourite holiday destinations, Malaysia is a country where “something for everyone’’ is more of a daily itinerary than a promise.

Best of the bush: Home is where the heart is

I had no idea what to expect. Last time I dropped over that last hill the place had been deserted. No signs of the road, not much of a track.

Behind the scenes as Roothy and co head back to where it all began

Coffs Harbour to Birdsville – the long way

On our way to Haddon Corner before heading to the Burke and Wills Dig Tree.

Birdsville races and back via the Corner Country and Flinders Ranges

North Coast's Second Hand Saturday fast approaching

YOUR chance to finally get rid of those dusty boxes of unused knick-knacks is drawing near, with just over a week left until Second Hand Saturday.

Not dripping in gold? How to save money on washday

There are many things you can do to save money.

Save money with helpful hints on doing laundry

How to save money on cosmetics and toiletries

Grab your make-up with the groceries

Costbusters: staying in fashion without going broke

Fashion blogger and stylist Nikki Parkinson

Australians spends $37 a week on clothing and $7 on footwear

The office of the future, where stay at home mums rule

Jody Allen, creator of Stay At Home Mum, practices what she preaches and is debt-free at 40.

Mumpreneur's online sensation was all for 'giggles'

So you bought a house, but do you have enough insurance?

So you bought a house, but do you have enough insurance?

One of life's biggest questions: Rent or Buy?

Couple Stand in Front of a Sold Sign on the Lawn of Their Bungalow With Their Son and Daughter Playing in the Background

Plenty of pros and cons for both sides of the property argument